Warning to campers over gas stoves in wake of Camp Bestival blast horror

Warning to campers over gas stoves in wake of Camp Bestival blast horror

Warning to campers over gas stoves in wake of Camp Bestival blast horror

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Purbeck District Council has made a plea to campers to take care when cooking on gas stoves.

Following an incident at Camp Bestival in August 2013, when a festival-goer was airlifted to a specialist burns unit, the council is reminding campers of the dangers of using cooking stove gas cylinders.

Laura Brewer, public health manager at Purbeck District Council, said: “When used correctly, gas stoves are a great way to cook a tasty meal. Taking care and following a few simple steps will help to ensure you have a summer to remember, for the right reasons.

“In particular, using gas cylinders without safety valves can present a real risk, as we saw first-hand at last year’s Camp Bestival.

“With this type of cylinder, a hollow spike punctures the cartridge, which releases gas into the appliance.

“This increases the risk of the highly-inflammable gas escaping if it is not fitted properly.

“Once fitted, the cylinder cannot be removed.”

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8:08pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Teddy 1 says...

Warning better late than never purbeck council PR team...doh!!
Warning better late than never purbeck council PR team...doh!! Teddy 1
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2:45am Sun 10 Aug 14

billd766 says...

A thought occerred to me when reading this.

Quote from the OP “Once fitted, the cylinder cannot be removed.”

If this is correct then how do you replace the cylinder when it is empty?
If it can be removed then why can it not be removed just after you fit it?
A thought occerred to me when reading this. Quote from the OP “Once fitted, the cylinder cannot be removed.” If this is correct then how do you replace the cylinder when it is empty? If it can be removed then why can it not be removed just after you fit it? billd766
  • Score: 0

7:27am Sun 10 Aug 14

boardsandphotos says...

billd766 wrote:
A thought occerred to me when reading this.

Quote from the OP “Once fitted, the cylinder cannot be removed.”

If this is correct then how do you replace the cylinder when it is empty?
If it can be removed then why can it not be removed just after you fit it?
It can't be removed because that style of gas canister doesn't have a valve, you actually pierce the canister to attatch it to the stove head, if you then unscrewed the head all the gas would leak out of the hole.
[quote][p][bold]billd766[/bold] wrote: A thought occerred to me when reading this. Quote from the OP “Once fitted, the cylinder cannot be removed.” If this is correct then how do you replace the cylinder when it is empty? If it can be removed then why can it not be removed just after you fit it?[/p][/quote]It can't be removed because that style of gas canister doesn't have a valve, you actually pierce the canister to attatch it to the stove head, if you then unscrewed the head all the gas would leak out of the hole. boardsandphotos
  • Score: 1

10:43am Sun 10 Aug 14

whataboutthat says...

Well if the lazy journalist will not name and shame these dreadful camping stoves I wiill. They are made by camping gaz and known as bluits (not sure of spelling) basically a small blue cylinder to which is attached a spiked pan holder. They are incredibly stupid in design and practice. They should be banned. They are cheap to buy and that is the reason why they are popular. Every year they hurt people, sometimes seriously, as above. Ban them now.
Well if the lazy journalist will not name and shame these dreadful camping stoves I wiill. They are made by camping gaz and known as bluits (not sure of spelling) basically a small blue cylinder to which is attached a spiked pan holder. They are incredibly stupid in design and practice. They should be banned. They are cheap to buy and that is the reason why they are popular. Every year they hurt people, sometimes seriously, as above. Ban them now. whataboutthat
  • Score: 3

1:47pm Sun 10 Aug 14

billd766 says...

whataboutthat wrote:
Well if the lazy journalist will not name and shame these dreadful camping stoves I wiill. They are made by camping gaz and known as bluits (not sure of spelling) basically a small blue cylinder to which is attached a spiked pan holder. They are incredibly stupid in design and practice. They should be banned. They are cheap to buy and that is the reason why they are popular. Every year they hurt people, sometimes seriously, as above. Ban them now.
I remember them from many years ago. I am surprised that 'elf and safety haven't done anything about them.
[quote][p][bold]whataboutthat[/bold] wrote: Well if the lazy journalist will not name and shame these dreadful camping stoves I wiill. They are made by camping gaz and known as bluits (not sure of spelling) basically a small blue cylinder to which is attached a spiked pan holder. They are incredibly stupid in design and practice. They should be banned. They are cheap to buy and that is the reason why they are popular. Every year they hurt people, sometimes seriously, as above. Ban them now.[/p][/quote]I remember them from many years ago. I am surprised that 'elf and safety haven't done anything about them. billd766
  • Score: 0

3:44pm Sat 23 Aug 14

alex0629 says...

Well, you can read this review http://usemyreviews.
com/gas-stove-review
s-2014/
Well, you can read this review http://usemyreviews. com/gas-stove-review s-2014/ alex0629
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